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Small Farm Rising: Adirondack Grains

August 5 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Grains were a staple in the Champlain Valley’s agricultural growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. A resurgence in the world of organic grains has taken root in Essex County among small farmers, producers, and milling operations alike. Start the day exploring the farmsteads and local grains as we learn about wheat cultivation and harvesting at Adirondack Hay and Grains in Essex. Then head to Triple Green Jade Farm’s “Breadery,” an adapted dairy farm garage, to see how locally grown wheat berries become flour through a modern stone mill. Here, we will sample some of Triple Green Jade’s flour in the form of a generous wood-fired pizza lunch. Taken together, these sites, their passionate owners, and their varied infrastructure highlight the Champlain Valley’s rich history and vibrant renewal in the world of grains.

This tour is led by Triple Green Jade Farm owners Dan & Kim Rivera, and the Wrisley family of Adirondack Hay and Grains. This half-day tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 1 PM.

The fee is $50 for AARCH members and $65 for non-members. Wood-fired pizza lunch at Triple Green Jade Farm is included.